OK So I watched a buncha movies I’ve been meaning to see. Have you seen any of these? I need your thoughts!
Well, to be honest, this is NOT a movie I was meaning to see but I’m really glad I did! The only negative thing about this movie was Serena Vanderwoodson with her terrible attempt at a bahstin accent and pulling weird faces all the time. IT was super cute (i know that’s not a good way to describe a movie about rough n tough bank robbers..but still…it was a love story like every other movie in the world) and well acted except for Gossip Girl, and had some really funny moments as well as crazy suspense. I’m never happy with movie endings unless the whole world is happy sparkle rainbow sunsprite…but … i still dug it.
Best Part of this movie: The cop turning his head around. (u know what part I mean?!)
Black Swan was a drive through let down city. The performances were GREAT all around, I must say it was superbly acted by every player. The movie itself was like one massive cliche and felt like it was trying too hard to be….i don’t know what…artsy? different? shocking? I didn’t like the gross factor with the nails, the scratching, ew. (i have issues with fingernails in general so that’s just my weirdo bias…) It kinda just got annoying and I almost didn’t want to finish watching it all the way through. BUT – I think I would have judged the movie less harshly if I hadn’t heard how “amazing” it was from everydaggonebody.
Best Part of the movie: when it finally ended…or Vincent Cassel. It’s a toss up.
True Grit was the bomb diggedy (yes i said it!) It was “cute” and “comfortable” in the way you know a contemporary western will be. Jeff Bridges was STELLAR. He made that character real and memorable and you forgot it was Jeff Bridges. The little girl who’s name I don’t feel like looking up right now was excellent too! She really held her own. Matt Damon, was Matt Damon. His Matt Damon-ness overshadowed who his character was supposed to be….but that said…he was still a great character, cuz IMO Matt Damon on a bad day and phoning in his performances (a la denzel) is still awesome and charismatic and memorable..and funny. The story line was typical, but threw in some laughs, “aww moments” and suspense to make you feel something. It was great and I’d watch it again. (much like the 75000 times i’ve watched Tombstone)
Waiting for Superman made me hate America. Most documentaries make me hate somebody now that I think about it. It’s shameful. But this one hit me hard cuz my soft spot is a little brown boy in America.
OK I realize what I just typed sounded pedophile-ish but I don’t mean it grossly. I just mean that I feel deeply for/about the “plight” of our black n brown babies. It’s not a good look for the majority of the minority rightabout now. (or ever really…)
This doc was about the truly messed up education system in America and how it’s failing our children. It was really sad to see these beautiful kids with so much potential being victimized by the system that’s supposed to help prepare them for adult-hood. I get that some teachers have a tough time with some students, but I mean, you’re getting paid to teach…so teach. I’m not allowed to fail at my job, and I just push papers around. Why are you allowed to fail (and still collect your checks) when your job is educating a generation of people? Spooky.
Related sidebar: I really wish I could restructure pay scales so teachers/professors/nurses/doctors/child-care workers/firefighters got paid crazy money, and actors/atheletes got paid $40K or something. It’s really silly.
Best part of the documentary: Anthony’s smile and use of the word bittersweet.
Inception man. I loved it!! LOVED. IT. It was twisty, and supremely acted, it was comfortable, and…well…who doesn’t love looking at Leo. The story was great and I feel like I don’t even want to talk about it I just want everyone to see it. I expected it to be more confusing though…and again that’s from listening to people saying how “deep” (insert eye roll here) and “complex” (gag!) it was. What also struck me about this movie was how pretty it was. They did a great job with all the effects and shots. It was excellent to watch and see. If that makes sense.
Best (and worst) part of this movie: Cillian Murphy’s face. So unsettlingly sexy. Shudder.
Did you see any of these flicks? What did you think of em?